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New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan

This water resource plan is the prevailing management plan for the groundwater resources in the New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan area.

The plan was accredited by the Australian Government Minister as being consistent with the Basin Plan and commenced on 24 December 2022. The Minister’s decision instrument and the explanatory statement are available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Key documents informing the recommendation decision are set out below.

Related information

View the list of all state water resource plans.

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Recommendation documents
MDBA’s Letter to the Minister for the Environment and Water – Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock
The Authority’s recommendation on the proposed NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan
MDBA’s Assessment of the proposed NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan
MDBA’s Assessment of no net reduction in the level of protection of Planned Environmental Water for the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations advice on the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan
Independent review of the assessment process for the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan
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The NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan is made up of a number of documents. The key document is the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan.

The accredited versions of these documents are available below.

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Key documents
New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock proposed Water Resource Plan
Schedule A: New South Wales Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock groundwater sources 2020
Schedule B: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock Water Resource Plan index – appears in WRP on page 105
Schedule C: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock water resource plan consultation report
Schedule D: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock risk assessment
Schedule E: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock Water Resource Plan Incident Response Guide
Schedule F: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock Water Resource Plan Water quality management plan
Schedule G: Information and methods used in preparing WRP – appears in WRP on page 115
Schedule H: New South Wales groundwater environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting plan
Schedule I: Information relating to take for consumptive use – appears in WRP on page 118
Appendix A: New South Wales Murray–Darling Basin Porous Rock Water Resource Plan groundwater resource description
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Consultation reports – Attachments to Schedule C

If you would like to request a copy of one of these reports please contact the MDBA

Attachment A – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Barapa Barapa Nation
Attachment D – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Maraura Nation
Attachment E – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Muthi Muthi
Attachment F – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Nari Nari Nation
Attachment G – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Ngarabal Nation
Attachment H – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Ngiyampaa Nation consultation report
Attachment K – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Wadi Wadi Nation
Attachment L – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Wemba Wemba Nation
Attachment N – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 1 of 3: Lachlan River Valley
Attachment N – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation with Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 2 of 3: Macquarie River Valley
Attachment N – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation – Wiradjuri Nation – Volume 3 of 3: Murrumbidgee River Valley (and Murray River)
Attachment O – Culturally appropriate First Nations consultation report with Yorta Yorta
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Supporting documents
Water Management Act 2000 No 92 (as at 23 November 2012)
Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray Darling Basin Porous Rock Groundwater Sources 2011 (as at 6 July 2012)
Namoi long term water plan – Part A: Namoi Catchment
Namoi long term water plan – Part B: Namoi Planning units
Namoi long term water plan – Part A: Namoi Catchment – draft for exhibition
Namoi long term water plan – Part B: Namoi Planning units – draft for exhibition
Gwydir long term water plan – Part A: Gwydir catchment
Gwydir long term water plan – Part B: Gwydir planning units
Gwydir long term water plan – Part A: Gwydir catchment – draft for exhibition
Gwydir long term water plan – Part B: Gwydir planning units – draft for exhibition
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part A: Macquarie–Castlereagh catchment
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part B: Macquarie–Castlereagh planning units
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part A – draft for exhibition
Macquarie–Castlereagh long term water plan – Part B – draft for exhibition
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part A: Murrumbidgee catchment
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part B: Murrumbidgee planning units
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part A: Murrumbidgee catchment – draft for exhibition
Murrumbidgee long term water plan – Part B: Murrumbidgee planning units – draft for exhibition
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part A: Murray–Lower Darling catchment
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part B: Murray–Lower Darling planning units
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part A: Murray–Lower Darling catchment – draft for exhibition
Murray–Lower Darling long term water plan – Part B: Murray–Lower Darling planning units – draft for exhibition
New South Wales Border Rivers long term water plan – Parts A and B
New South Wales Border Rivers long term water plan – Parts A and B – draft for exhibition
Native Title determination for the Barkandji Traditional Owners #8 - Part A
Native Title determination for the Barkandji Traditional Owners #8 - Part B
NSW Water Strategy
A Pathway to Cultural Flows in Australia
Cultural flows – A guide for First Nations
Cultural flows – A guide for water managers
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Relevant legislation
Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Water Act 2007 (Cth)
Basin Plan 2012
Access Licence Dealing Principles Order 2004